Jan 22, 2022  
2018-2019 SUNY Potsdam Academic Catalog 
    
2018-2019 SUNY Potsdam Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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GEOG 360 - Social Geography


4 Credit(s)

Gen Ed: XC credit.
This course introduces the concept of spatial relationships and geographic literacy relative to the Universe (Big Bank to present), Milky Way, Solar System, and the Earth we inhabit.  We will discuss maps and mapping, tectonics, volcanoes and other geological events that have shaped human history and culture.  This course will review key cultural, economic, political, linguistic, musical and historical connections to geographic realms within a global context.  A brief history of human origins and key events that led to human evolution will be introduced with discussion of the nature of humankind, the origins of, and role of, culture, using specific examples drawn from cultures from around the globe. We will be comparing and contrasting the effects of global market economies, environmental impacts, population trends, racism, religious diversity, urbanization and other issues within a cross-cultural context. Fall and Spring.



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